The same people who created the problem are giving us the same old non-“solutions.”
State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor in her first State of Education address Thursday called Wisconsin’s achievement gap a “crisis” that must be addressed.
The top state schools chief said the $570 million in new education funding included in the 2019-21 state budget is a “down payment” for educational equity in Wisconsin schools, but said more must be done to close the state’s wide achievement gaps between students of different races, income levels and English language abilities.
Strike the word “gap.” The real achievement crisis is that the education being provided by too many of our government school is mediocre to wretched. And until we drop this fiction that more money will fix it, it will never be fixed.